Category Archives: Writing

Everyone Can Draw

At Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago, after I’d read two chapters of Sandman, the adult graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman, I happened to walk by a box that read, “Everybody Can Draw.” The message slapping my face: all I needed to draw fantastically in the way I saw in that graphic novel…
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The McDreamy Dilemma

SPOILER ALERT - If by some miracle you have not seen Grey's Anatomy this week, or have not already heard what happened, STOP READING.   The internet was buzzin' after Thursday night's episode of Grey's Anatomy. People were outraged that Shonda Rhimes not only decided to kill off yet another character from the show, but…
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The HIMYM Dilemma From A Writing View

SPOILER ALERT Ok, so we all know that How I Met Your Mother ended this week. After 9 years of watching, the show's loyal fans finally got all their answers. And while some were quite satisfied, most of the fans were left confused and angry. Was this show really supposed to be called How I…
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What Does It Mean?

Have you ever really thought about where the words you use everyday come from? I'm a writer, so obviously I love language. Wordplay is a part of my job and I actually get excited about learning different ways to use language to enhance my writing. I have always enjoyed hearing how a particular phrase came…
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The Importance of Looking Up

Last week the movement arts group New York Live Arts hosted a five-day festival dedicated to the work of one of my favorite writers, Oliver Sacks, a neurologist turned author whose fame stems from his ability to make medical writing digestible for a lay audience. Sacks writes primarily about neurological cases he comes across in…
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Just a Thought: Journaling in the Digital Age

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about journaling. A few weeks ago I was at my parents’ apartment trying to help with the yearly spring cleaning, but instead of finally throwing away the clothes I never wear, I became distracted by a box full of books from my childhood. Tucked between a worn copy of…
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Superheroes and Super Writers

Each September dozens of first-year college students flock to the small college writing center where I work, desperate to capitalize on our free tutoring services. Despite a staff of 40 and 12 business hours per day, we can’t keep up with the demand. And while we tutors relish the opportunity to speak with so many…
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Wounds and Words

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” —Ernest Hemingway On a recent trip to the grocery store, I overheard a conversation between a man and his wife while standing behind them in the checkout line. The man, probably in his mid-thirties, complained to his wife about a last minute report he had to write for…
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Quote of the Day

"The role of the writer is not to say what all can say but what we are unable to say." -Anais Nin
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Networking VS. Self-Promoting

The following is an article posted on LinkedIn this week that was written by Patricia Nixon.  She makes some excellent points that I wanted to share with you. I agree with her statements - I've seen this MEMEME attitude stemming up more and more in lots of arenas - not just on networking sites. I…
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